Why Ukraine referendum is a big deal

Thursday, 22 September 2022 — Indian Punchline


Russia’s newest ICBM Sarmat equipped with maneuvering warheads

The referendum on September 23-27 in the Donbass and southern Kherson and Zaporozhye regions of Ukraine on their accession to Russian Federation is, prima facie, an exercise of the right of self-determination by the native population who reject the western-backed regime change in Kiev in 2014 and the ascendancy of extreme nationalist forces with neo-Nazi leanings in the power structure.

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Zimbabwe: Why Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC 'lost' the election By Munyaradzi Gwisai

7 August 2013 — Links – International journal of socialist renewal

August 6, 2013 — For a good part of his 33 years in power, Robert Mugabe has presided over a ruthless dictatorship. From the thousands killed in the 1980s Gukurahundi massacres and misery for millions under ESAP [structural adjustment plan], Operation Murambatsvina and hyper-inflation of 2008.

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Egypt in Light of the Iranian Revolution: The Restoration of a Dictatorship? By Araz Bagban

22 December 2012 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 748

The new constitution submitted to referendum by Mohamed Morsi, the president of Egypt elected with the support of the Freedom and Justice party, i.e. the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, in addition to its properties of attacking working-class achievements as well as women‘s and minorities’ rights, is preparing the legal ground for the Brotherhood to seize the whole political power in the country. The powers proposed for the president in the constitution, not subject to any supervision, are leading Egypt toward dictatorship. Continue reading

VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 17 December 2012: Israel approves 1,500 more settler homes in East Jerusalem

17 December 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Soldiers Kidnap Five Palestinians In Nablus
IMEMC – Israeli soldiers invaded, on Monday at dawn, different parts of the of the northern West Bank district of Nablus, broke into and searched several homes, and kidnapped five Palestinians including a school headmaster, and a Palestinian security officer. …

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel: News and Articles 15 December 2012: Unsettling realities of Israeli settlements

15 December 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Settlers Attack Residents, Vehicles, Near Nablus
IMEMC – Palestinian medical sources reported Saturday that several injuries took place in Nablus, in the northern part of the West Bank, after extremist Israeli settlers, and soldiers attacked Palestinian homes and vehicles; the army also fired dozens of gas bombs at civilian homes leading to dozens of injuries. …

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When Will We See Tanks in Barcelona? By Esther Vivas

15 October 2012The BulletSocialist Project E-Bulletin No. 713

“Independent Catalonia? Over my dead body and those of many other soldiers.” It was with these words that on August 31, retired infantry lieutenant-colonel Francisco Alaman Castro referred to the possibility of an independent Catalonia. And he added: “We will not make it easy. Although the lion seems to be sleeping, they have no interest in provoking it too much, because it has already given enough proof of its ferocity over the centuries. These plebs are not up to much, if we know how to confront them.” Continue reading

Russian Position On Syria: Myths And Reality Russia By Alexander Yakovenko*

19 March, 2012Russia & India Report

It is well known how long it took for the political situation in France to return to normal after the 1789 revolution. Perhaps in England it took less time – 50 years – to achieve a settlement in the form of the Glorious Revolution. Neither the Enlightenment, nor the European revolutions could protect Europe and the world from the catastrophe of World War I. Why not help others avoid such a bloody path and carry out transformational processes by evolutionary methods?

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Role of mass media in Syrian conflict By Yekaterina Kudashkina

7 March, 2012  — Voice of Russia

Interview with Aisling Byrne – projects coordinator with the Conflicts Forum coming to us all the way from Beirut.

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Aisling, thank you very much for joining us. So, as far as I understand the United States has dismissed the results of the referendum saying it was cynical because it took place while the Syrian Government guns, tanks and artillery were still firing in Homs and other cities. So, basically that’s what the statement said.

I think that what we continue to see is that there are two sides to this media war and much of the conflict in Syria is a media war. For example if you read certain newspapers or websites and look at certain television stations you will see everything by essentially the mouthpieces of the Syrian opposition. And if you look at the other television stations or websites, or publications – you will see reporting given from both sides.

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Video: Gunmen executing people in the streets – Homs eyewitness

2 March, 2012 — RT

People have been left without water or electricity as rebels destroy water pumps and power converters. Civilians are forced to stay inside as snipers shoot from the rooftops.

­RT in Damascus managed to contact an eyewitness in Homs, who says gunmen are killing civilians in the streets. Galina says leaving home is out of the question, as snipers “can shoot you in the back.”

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 26 February 2012: The myth of Israel’s liberal Supreme Court exposed

26 February 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Heavy Israeli Military Clampdown in Jerusalem
IMEMC – Many Jerusalem Streets and its surrounding towns witnessed Heavy Israeli Military Procedures early Sunday Morning. Israeli Soldiers and their Machines were spread all over the streets, towns and neighborhoods. … 

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Video: EU: Democracy Incompatible with Debt Collection By Michael Hudson

3 November 2011 — Michael Hudson

To talk more about this, we’re joined by Democracy Now! video stream from Germany by Michael Hudson, who’s been closely following the Greek crisis. Professor Hudson is president of the Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends, distinguished research professor of economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City, author of Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire. Continue reading

War as a “Humanitarian Endeavor”: NATO’s Libya ‘hope’ strategy is bombing By Gen. Lewis MacKenzie

10 June, 2011 — Global ResearchGlobe and Mail

We are now in the 84th day of the bombing campaign that the United Nations Security Council authorized to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya in a bid to protect civilians from Moammar Gadhafi’s forces. In a bizarre development, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has said it will extend the campaign for 90 days, surely a first in the history of war when one side ‘extends the contract’ for a set period. This presumably occurred because NATO’s strategy is still based on the flimsy hope that Colonel Gadhafi will see the error of his ways and capitulate before his surroundings and his supporters are bombed back to the Stone Age.

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 24 November, 2010: TSA Gestapo Empire

24 November, 2010 — Information Clearing House

Bush Lies – Not Just To Us, But To Himself
By Ray McGovern
Why should George W. Bush have been “angry” to learn in late 2007 of the “high-confidence” unanimous judgment of all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies that Iran had stopped working on a nuclear weapon four years earlier?

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